Founder member of FECMA

Advancing the credit profession

East of England

Welcome to the East of England Branch. Click here to view committee details.

Atul Vadher, the new East of England Branch Chair, has worked within the Credit industry for over 30 Years, specialising in the full Order to Cash cycle. Please click here for a short biography.

We decided some years ago that the old branch system of meetings needed a spring clean. Members said that they were busy, they didn’t want old style Branch meetings, they didn’t always have the time to travel from one end of the county to another for branch evening meetings, but instead they would like to join in with branch activity – and having a Branch section on the CICM website like this one, along with our Branch LinkedIn website, will create the branch feel without the travelling and the hassle! This is even more important now that we have grown our geographic boundaries.

Consequently we have abandoned routine Branch meetings and have instead held large free to attend conferences, with industry leading speakers, such as our successful Fraud, Law and Insolvency Conferences, Improving Credit Management in the Workplace, and our recent Fraud, Risk and Cybercrime Conference. Our most recent conferences have all been held, at the wishes of our members and with the full support of CICM London Branch, during the day in central London because many of our Branch members work in central London. We have managed to keep these conferences entirely free of charge by obtaining support and sponsorship from leading companies and CICM corporate partners.

So make sure you add this part of the website, along with the CICM East of England LinkedIn website, to your favourites and send through to the Branch Secretary, any ideas so this site can be tailored to the needs of the membership. Members wishing to join the Committee are most welcome.

We look forward to working with you and developing this, and our LinkedIn websites, in order to make certain that CICM members located in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and parts of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and Northamptonshire have representation and a say in how we move forward.

East of England Branch Committee
Covering all of the Counties of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and parts of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire.


Position Name Telephone Mobile
Chair Atul Vadher FCICM +44 (0)7531359554
Vice Chair / Branch Guidelines Advisor and Event Coordinator Richard Brown FCICM  +44 (0)7710392934
Secretary / Committee member   Will Plom 0330 808 8659
Vice Secretary / Publicity Officer / Website Liaison Officer Lyn Commons ACICM +44 (0)7798518707
Treasurer Mark Maynard MCICM  +44(0)1268 745556  
Coordinator – Social Media and Articles Carol Baker FCICM  +44 (0)1277 201554 +44 (0)7745221611
Education Officer / Learner Liaison Officer Katherine Bailey FCICM   +44 (0)7956490889 
Goodman Masson Event lead Chris Parker  +44 (0)207 3240570
Committee Member / Hays Norwich Event Lead Ron Bidwell MCICM
Committee Member / Hays Chelmsford/Cambridge Event Lead Andrew Martin  +44 (0)1245 782131
 Committee Member Liam Hastings  +44(0)7412 259 949

Watch a recent webinar:

Covid-19 Credit Managers Playbook II (May 2020) –  hosted by Chris Sanders FCICM, CICMQ Head of Accreditation.

The second in the series, this document summarises what the 680 delegates have been discussing on the 32 CICMQ Zoom Sessions, how organisations and Credit Management Teams have reacted in the lockdown (the good, the bad and the ugly) , some best practice hints and tips, planning and recommendations for the next phase of the crisis, coming out of lockdown and the likely impacts and issues likely to face the credit management functions in the UK and Internationally. 


Standing out from the Crowd – Employment tips for Students through to Credit Professionals in a difficult climate – hosted by Hays and Goodman Masson.Click here to read a full report of the webinar by Richard Brown FCICM, CICM East of England Branch Vice Chairman.